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Arcane lock, also known as wizard lock,[9][15] was an arcane abjuration (formerly alteration)[9] spell that allowed the caster to lock closed entryways.[5]

Effects[]

By touching a closed door, window, gate or other entryway, the caster would lock it.[5] The caster could pick a creature type or even a password that would allow them to open the locked entryway.[citation needed]

Unwanted visitors could enter only if the object was broken or if the spell was suppressed. The spell could be suppressed by a knock or dispel magic spell[5] and the suppression lasted for 10 minutes. When the spell was active,[citation needed] the lock was harder to pick or break.[5]

Components[]

The spell required verbal and somatic components and gold dust worth 25 gold pieces.[16][5]

History[]

The spell was attributed to Netherese arcanist Ptack in −502 DR and was originally called Ptack's locking.[1]

Appendix[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 24, 28. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 207–211, 215. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  3. Jeremy Crawford, James Wyatt, Keith Baker (November 2019). Eberron: Rising from the Last War. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 56. ISBN 978-0-7869-6692-9.
  4. Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 301. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 200–201. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 72. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.
  7. James Wyatt (October 2001). Oriental Adventures (3rd edition). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 93. ISBN 0-7869-2015-7.
  8. Richard Baker (November 2004). Complete Arcane. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 92. ISBN 0-7869-3435-2.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 147. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  10. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 180. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
  11. Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 152. ISBN 978-1560763581.
  12. slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), p. 122. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  13. Gary Gygax, David Cook, and François Marcela-Froideval (1985). Oriental Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 81. ISBN 0-8803-8099-3.
  14. Len Lakofka (May 1981). “Leomund's Tiny Hut: A recipe for the Alchemist”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #49 (TSR, Inc.), p. 59.
  15. Skip Williams (2000). Conversion Manual. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 16.
  16. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 215. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
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